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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Restorative Nurse

Highland Park, USA


Job Description

In keeping with our organization’s goal of improving the lives of the Guests we serve, the Restorative Nurse plays a critical role in providing superior customer service and nursing care to all Guests. Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Restorative Nurse implements and directs the facility’s restorative nursing program with the goal of helping Guests reach and maintain their full mobility potential.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Develops, implements, directs and evaluates the facility’s Restorative Nursing Program.

  2. Meets and consults with the facility’s interdisciplinary team on a regular basis to develop and maintain restorative care standards.

  3. Ensures that the restorative nursing program complies with applicable laws, regulations, and national restorative nursing standards and requirements.

  4. Participates in the admission process by meeting with new Guests and providing them with a clear overview of the restorative program.

  5. Participates in discharge planning, development and implementation of Guest care plans and assessments.

  6. Performs administrative tasks such as charting, care planning, reports and etc. Completes assigned MDS portions accurately and on time.

  7. Assists with the recruitment and selection of restorative nursing staff.

  8. Provides supervision to R.N.A’s and all subordinate staff which includes checking their work to ascertain that assignments have been completed.

  9. Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate restorative staff. Provides guidance and education to staff in regards to their performance.

  10. Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.

  11. Assists with and participates in the disciplinary process of subordinate restorative staff.

  12. Assign all R.N.A’s and other subordinate staff to Guests. Assign break times and all regular and special assignments.

  13. Performs other nursing care assignments by working as a floor nurse when needed.

  14. Only practices nursing procedures and tasks with the scope of licensure.

  15. Ensure that Guest care plans are being followed and asses each Guest’s status in accordance with their care plan.

  16. Round with physicians when needed.

  17. Must be knowledgeable of individual care plans and support the care planning process by reporting specific information and observations of the Guest’s needs, preferences and report any behavioral changes.

  18. Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained when providing care. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.

  19. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to appropriate persons.

  20. Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Guests and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.

  21. Answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously.

  22. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Guests, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.

  23. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services as directed.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has direct supervisor responsibilities for R.N.As, C.N.As and other personnel assigned.

Work Environment
This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility while pulling or pushing carts. This position works mostly in the Guest care areas as well as in occasional outside weather conditions. This role may also come into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.

Physical Demands
while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping on a regular basis. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects and patients weighing over 75 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Graduate from and accredited nursing program.

3. Current State License as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

4. C.P.R. Certified

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. One year experience as a L.P.N. or R.N. in a long term care setting.

  2. One year experience as a C.N.A.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of Joint commission procedures.

  2. Knowledge of IDPH regulations.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Company Description
Warren Barr North Shore has been selected by people throughout the northern suburbs for their transitional rehabilitation needs, its ideal location, its luxurious sophistication and its unsurpassed level of post-acute care.

At Warren Barr North Shore, we've taken every aspect of the transitional rehabilitation experience and completely redesigned and reimagined it. At Warren Barr, we specialize in a full spectrum of rehabilitation, including Cardiac Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab and more.

Role: Restorative Nurse
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Location: Highland Park,

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